Cars and Caves Car Shows at the Chanhassen AutoPlex Minnesota

Mark your calendar for our Cars and Caves car shows on the last Saturday of the month, April through September 2024. The show is hosted by the Chanhassen AutoPlex and made possible with the support of our amazing sponsors.

Cars and Caves is featured on the Explore Minnesota website.

Cars and Caves Car Shows Criteria

All collector, muscle, antique, street rod, exotic vehicles, and vintage motorcycles are welcome. The following car classes are admitted into the show area:

  1. Classic cars: Cars manufactured between 1925 and 1948 are still in original or restored condition.
  2. Collector cars: Cars that are at least 25 years old and have been restored or maintained in their original condition.
  3. Muscle cars: High-performance American-made cars produced between the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
  4. Antique cars: Cars that are at least 45 years old and are in original or restored condition.
  5. Street rods: Custom-built cars designed to resemble cars from the 1930s and 1940s.
  6. Exotic vehicles: High-performance sports cars and luxury vehicles are typically rare and expensive.
  7. Vintage motorcycles: Motorcycles that are at least 35 years old and are in original or restored condition.

Please make sure that your vehicle is clean, polished, and free of any damage or rust. We would also ask that you arrive early to ensure that you have enough time to park and set up/

If you’re a car enthusiast but don’t have a vehicle that fits into one of these categories, don’t worry! The public is welcome to spectate the event and drive their everyday car. We will have plenty of space for parking and viewing the show, so feel free to come and enjoy the day with us.

2024 Show Dates

Each month will feature a theme with these makes featured in the center of the campus. Other qualifying show cars will be admitted until the space is full. Please note we have new hours for 2024. The show will happen 9:00 am – 1:00 pm April – September.

Cars & Caves

  • April 27th – Open show
  • May 25th- Classics – 25 years or older
  • June 29th- Italian – Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lambo and etc.
  • July 27th – American – Ford, Mopar, GM, Pontiac and etc.
  • August 31st – British – MG, Mini, Aston, Jag, McLaren
  • September 28th – German – Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW

Wednesday Summer Nights

We are also resuming our weekday Wednesday Summer Nights shows on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

  • May 15, 2024
  • June 19, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • August 21, 2024

View our Event Calendar

Parking Map

Cars and Caves Car Shows parking map at the Chanhassen AutoPlex Minnesota

View spectator parking map.

SHOW SPONSORS

We extend our sincere gratitude to our 2023 Cars & Caves car show sponsors. Without their generous support, our Saturday morning car shows would not be possible. These local businesses share our passion for cars and support the car enthusiast community. Please show your appreciation by supporting them as they support us.

LaMettry's Collision

Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, and more manufacturers trained & certified collision repairs you can trust.

The team at TintWorks is the Midwest’s leading provider of Paint Protection Film, Window Tint,
and Ceramic Coating services.

The Canopy Group
Refresh Exteriors

If you are interested in becoming a 2024 show sponsor, please email sponsors@carsandcavesmn.com


CHARITY PARTNERS

We have selected 7 amazing charity partners for 2024. These shows are an important way for all of us to give back to the community.

Cars…  This show features exotic, classic, custom, and collector cars. You know, the type that you don’t see in the parking lots. If you have one of these cars, you likely want to get out and drive it or show it off. This is the place for you!

Best In Show… Each month one of the Chanhassen AutoPlex board members will hand out a best-of-show trophy. This happens at NOON, so you must be present to win.

Coffee & Food… Each month, our local Chanhassen favorites, Dandy Lion Coffee and Dog Park Gourmet, will be on site to provide great drinks and food to enjoy while at the show.

Garages…  Yes, the cars are cool, but check out the garages! Chanhassen AutoPlex is known around the country for their amazing man caves. These garages feature amazing car and automobilia collections. Many of the garages are themed to reflect the owner’s specific interest. Many of the garages are open for viewing.

Free…  There is no cost to bring your car or family. All of the shows are sponsored by a charity group. These groups may ask for a donation, but a donation is not required. 100% of any funds raised belong to the charity.

Family Friendly… Bring the spouse and the kids. If your family hasn’t enjoyed other car shows where you had to drag them along, this is the car show for you. The air-conditioned clubhouse is a good place to get out of the sun, rest your feet, or use clean indoor plumbing. The garage owners are friendly, often inviting the little ones to get their picture taken in a car or handing out stickers. Recommended by Minnesota Parent on Facebook.

Dogs or other animals… While we love our animals, we know from past events not everyone does. Since this event is about the cars please leave the dog, cat or alligator at home.

See the virtual car show in Virtual Tours.